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Suicide and Suicide Prevention in the Fire Service

Tuesday , January 22, 2019 5:00 PM

The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) is hosting a presentation on firefighter suicide. This presentation will review what is known, and more importantly what isn't known, about firefighter suicide. Participants will learn about suicide prevention and suicide postvention, defined as an organized response in the aftermath of a suicide to facilitate the healing of individuals from the grief and distress of suicide loss, mitigate other negative effects of exposure to suicide, and prevent suicide among people who are at high risk after exposure to suicide. Content will include effective suicide prevention strategies, evidence-based treatments for suicide, resources for suicide loss, and new IAFF efforts to understand and address suicide.

Watch the presentation live on January 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. ET.